Robotics

Once your club has decided on a robot to use, use the below milestones to guide student learning.

Milestone 1Have an understanding of the following:
– Controlling an output
– Reading a sensor
– Creating and using a variable
– Using loops and decision logic statements, such as ‘if’ statements
– How to have two or more tasks running
– Using a sensor to control an output
– Using multiple sensors
Milestone 2Create a system that uses two sensors and two outputs to complete a goal.

How do I choose a robot for my club?

Consider the following:

  • How many students are in the club/participating in robotics?
  • What is your budget?
  • What are some of the interests your students have in robotics?
  • How advanced/novice are your robotics students?

Do you recommend a specific robot?

Yes, the Hummingbird is a great platform for groups with several levels of programming skill and interest in designing and building. Additionally, the Hummingbird kit is cost effective at $219.99. We recommend at least one Hummingbird per group of up to 10 students.

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